Students Urged to Pick Up Their Bus Pass
August 27, 2019 - 12:42 AM
All college students of Mt. SAC are entitled to a Foothill Transit bus pass (called the Class Pass). It is reusable card that gives students unlimited rides on all Foothill Transit buses and the Silver Streak line, which travels to Downtown LA.
The Class Pass is no additional cost to students. The program is funded through a transportation fee students overwhelmingly approved in 2014.
“Public transportation is a key component to the future of Mt. SAC,” said Dr. William T. Scroggins, president and CEO of Mt. SAC.
“This program truly benefits everyone: students without a car, students who do drive and compete for parking will have more spots available, as well as those who want to make an impact on the environment by reducing car emissions.”
Students can use any of the Foothill Transit bus lines, which travel as far west as LA Live/Staples Center, as far north as Pasadena and up to the San Gabriel Mountain foothills, as far east as the Claremont Colleges, and as far south as the Brea Mall. Check out all 39 bus lines throughout 22 cities on the Foothill Transit website.
Foothill Transit Spokesperson Felicia Friesema said five bus lines come onto the campus. Mt. SAC also has plans to build a transit center right on campus in the near future.
“Students are a crucial part of our ridership,” said Friesema. “For one, they are the most open to taking public transit, and two, they are the most in need.”
Any Mt. SAC student (full or part time) taking college credit classes and who has paid their student fees can receive their Class Pass . The Fall pass will cover Winter as well, while the Spring pass also covers Summer. Students must bring their Student ID to the Sac Book Rac (bookstore) during the first week of the Fall or Spring semester to get their pass. The pass will renew itself in the Spring as long as a student is still enrolled and has paid their student fees.
“Mt. SAC opens the doors to new opportunities, but Foothill Transit gets you to that door,” concluded Friesema.
Visit the Mt. SAC website for more info on the Class Pass.